Minya Governorate

The location of the Minya Governorate in the middle of the Egyptian Upper Egypt is very important, and this gives us an idea of ​​the reasons for the presence of many archaeological sites in this region, because the Upper Egypt region is a strategic location, as it is considered the crossroads of many areas in the country, and based on this it is natural that it is a succession Civilizations in this fertile and beautiful region that overlooks all roads and its vicinity, to find great effects in them, belonging to all the nations that established and established their kingdoms there.

The most important monuments in Minya

There are many impressive ancient ruins in Minya Governorate, and they belong to the various civilizations that passed through the region, including:

Greek ruins

  • Isadora Cemetery: It goes back to the time of Emperor Hadrian, and this cemetery was created from a Greek father for his daughter who died by drowning, and there are writings that inherit the young girl.
  • Isadora Mummy: It is located in mountain tuna, and includes a head of mummy for Isadora.
  • Hermopolis Temples: They belong to the province, and include many cemeteries, all of which contain Greek carvings and sculptures, in addition to funerary symbols.

The effects of Pharaonic

  • Tel el-Amarna: This area is known to have its origin as King Akhenaten, as it made it his capital, in which many Pharaonic tombs were found, such as the Haya Cemetery, in which there is a picture of Pharaoh, and the tomb of Ahmose, who was carrying the fan to the king and inside the cemetery there is a statue of him, in addition to the Meriri Cemetery and he The greatest priest of King Aten, and the minister’s cemetery of Phanhis, in addition to the cemetery of what is still fully preserved, as the photos on the wall indicate what he did and his duties when he was at the time of King Akhenaten as chief of police, and many other cemeteries.

Christian antiquities

  • The Monastery of Our Lady: It is located in the northeastern side of Minya, twenty-five kilometers away, and it is the place where the Holy Family lived while passing through Egypt. In this monastery, I found a church carved into the rock, which was built by the Emperor Hillan in the quarter century AD, and many icons were placed in it, most of which date back to the first era of Christianity.
  • Deir Al Barsha: It is in a church belonging to Anba Bishoy, and it was built in the fourth century AD.
  • Abu Fana Monastery: It contains a church whose construction dates back to the sixth century AD.

Islamic antiquities

  • Al-Amrawi Mosque: It is located in the city of Minya, and the date of construction of this mosque dates back to the period of the Fatimid rule.
  • Al-Lamti Mosque: Also, this mosque is located in the city of Minya, and its construction dates back to the Fatimid period of rule.
  • Al-Wadaa Mosque: It is considered one of the oldest mosques in the city. It was renovated in the Mamluk era, and it was renovated during the Ottoman period.
  • Sheikh Ubada Bin Samet Mosque: It dates back to the Ayyubid and also the Ottoman period, and it contains two minarets dating back to these two eras.
  • Mallawi: Or as it is known as the Al-Yousifi Mosque, and it dates back to the Fatimid period.

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